Tue, Dec 18, 2018
4:00 PM to 4:50 PM
Legumes and animal manures are the primary sources of nitrogen and phosphorus for organic farmers. Balancing these two nutrients, however, is more challenging for organic than conventional farmers since animal manures have a predetermined nitrogen to phosphorus ratio and nitrogen inputs from legumes can be quite variable. I will discuss results from field experiments conducted in Maryland to improve management of legumes and animal manures in concert for short-term efficacy and long-term sustainability.
Michel earned a PhD in Crop and Soil Science at Michigan State University, an MS in Soil Science from Kansas State University, and a BA in Biology from Oberlin College. He has worked at Michigan State University Extension, helping to incorporate ecological concepts into Extension publications and presentations, was an intern at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, and worked for two years at the Kansas Rural Center, a non-profit organization supporting sustainable agriculture in Kansas.
Macomb, IL 61455